Lunch today at Loaves & Fishes
|Apple & Eve white grape juice||1.0 x Custom Food (125g)|
|Bologna, pork||4.0 x 1 slice, medium (4-1/2" dia x 1/8" thick) (1 oz) (28g)|
|Bread, wheat||2.0 x 1 slice (25g)|
|Cheese, cheddar||1.0 x 1 slice (1 oz) (28g)|
|Cheetos Crunchy cheese-flavored snacks||1.0 x Custom Food (18g)|
|Cracker Jack||1.0 x Custom Food (28g)|
|Crackers, cheese, sandwich-type with peanut butter filling|
1.0 x 6 cracker (39g)
|Mustard, prepared, yellow||1.0 x 1 tsp or 1 packet (5g)|
|Peaches, canned, extra light syrup, solids and liquids||4.0 x 1 ounce (28g)|
I cannot say that all lunches distributed were the same, but very most likely all were the same or very similar to what I received, which was the following:
- A hotdog bun
- Four slices of ham-based bologna
- A slice of processed cheddar cheese
- Two 11 oz bottles of water
- A 1-oz box of Cracker Jack
- 1/4-cup container of peach-and-pear chunks
- 1.38-oz package of Austin Cheese Crackers with Peanut Butter
- 5/8-oz package off Cheetos Crunchy cheese-flavored snacks
- 4.23 fl oz waxed bottle-box of Apple&Eve White Grape juice
- a small packet of yellow mustard
The table [above right] shows how I 'entered' the meal. Where it says "custom food," it means I entered the item off the nutrition information cited on the package.
Here: http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/recipe/1719929/2?nc=1&autosave=form.info.autosave#ixzz0udUWGtlV you can see SPECIFICALLY what I entered and the evaluation of the meal at NutritionData.com.
The lunch had 1066 calories, which is approximately half what you should eat in a day. There were 51 grams of fat, which is 79% of the daily allowance. There were 17 grams of saturated fat, which is 86% of the daily allowance.
Cholesterol, carbohydrates and fiber were good; about what you should get from a meal. But it had 98% of the salt one should consume in a day, and salt is something that has recently been shown to be something we should all cut way, way back on.
Basically, it is a terrible meal. It is understandable that sack lunches are likely to be less nutritious than hot lunches, but this lunch was extraordinarily bad, in a health awareness sense. For a homeless person it is a meal from hell.